This and that Saturday

Do you love to read?  Friendships among readers always seem to have a good number of recommendations for something new and something good.  My friend Mary, who is of Scandiavian descent, has been after me to read the very popular and timely Norwegian and Swede mystery writers, but I find something else and go my way.  However, I found a book by Karin Fossum, a highly popular Norske writer called He Who Fears the Wolf and it was one of those can't put it down books!

I always wonder about books that are translated from another language, what might get left out, but nothing seems to be missing from this one at all.  Have a look at it and see what you think!

We seem to be having a rainy day today, nothing noisy with Thunder or Lightning, just nice gentle rain and I hope it stays like this.  The Thunder Support group that started last Saturday, May 11 was very nice, and our next get together will be June 8th, the second Saturday of the month.  Anyone with any storm issues is welcome to join us!

Our favorite bread is the Italian Ciabatta and I think today would be a perfect day to make a loaf or two!

Wishing you the very best weekend, rain or not!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat


  1. i hope you have a nice, quiet, rainy day! i like those indoor, calm days!

  2. A light rain and a good book sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday! (after about a two-hour hike!!)

    Sending kisses to my Auntie and my God Mom,


  3. Stay dry and we hope the rain is just a nice quiet downpour. Thank you for the thunder meeting. Look forward to the next one. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly


    WE love to read at our place.

    Dodge the Drops !!

  5. I'm rereading 'And Ladies Of The Club'. Have you read it? It's one of my favorites long books written by a women in her eighties. I like the character development.

    We're expecting rain tonight, hopefully not the boomer kind.

  6. Hi Jo, Stella Up Over and Zkhat, with nice gentle rain, that's a good reason to stay indoors with a good book (and some chocolate!) Thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy your weekend mates. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  7. We think we can smell your baking bread all the way here:) Save a slice for us.

    Thunder and Lightning??? We have some wicked storms headed our way tomorrow - we may all be in the closet if the sirens go off.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. Hi Stella
    Are humans allowed in your storm group? If so, can I request membership for Gail? You're asking why? 'Cos yesterday when she returned home after taking part in some cycling event which involved riding her bicycle for 65 miles in a torrential rain storm, she was shaking like a leaf....
    Toodle pip!

  9. The boss spends way too much time reading. It cuts into my "go for a hike" time....:(

  10. Thanks guys :-)
    Thanks for the book recommendation too. The cottage is almost full to the gills with books, but like our garden, there is always room for one more plant and one more book :-) x x x

  11. Oh, that sounds great! Ma LOVES mysteries!! She says she's gonna put it on her list!

  12. A good mystery on a rainy day - excellent!

  13. A gentle drizzly day, bread baking in the oven, and a good book to read...I do not think it gets any better than this! Enjoy your haven of tranquility!

  14. Great place for enjoyment. nice to be stay there.

  15. Hi Jo, We are still around just can not blog on windows 8 we keep
    getting error code http://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!searchin/blogger/bX-5dvf4a, so we will have to keep trying. to find out if we can fix it.
    Licks Bobby & PiP

  16. My girlfriends and I rode our bikes in the Memorial Day Parade one year. It was great fun. We had trimmed them with streamers the day before.

    I already follow your blog but I'll speak to someone I know who is trying to get readers, too.